Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Labour supported the introduction of the furlough scheme, and we have consistently called for it to become more flexible. We recognise that it cannot persist forever. However, according to press reports, the Treasury is considering asking all employers to pay 40% of employee wages on the JRS from 1 August, which risks a massive spike in job losses.